FRS 694

Firearms & Toolmark Identification Lecture (3). This course introduces the student to the theory and practical science involved in the area of forensic firearms and tool mark identification. This course covers the history of firearms identification, evolution of propellants and firearms, the manufacturing techniques of firearms and tools, ammunition components and assembly, the examination of class and individual characteristics of fired ammunition components and the relation to a firearm by tool marks utilizing comparison microscopy, equipment and instrumentation utilized by the forensic scientist in this area and the characterization of gun powder residue utilizing chemical testing and microscopy. This course must be taken concurrently with FRS 662.